The Natural Capital Project, based at Stanford University, is offering a is offering a free online, self-paced course on an Introduction to the Natural Capital Approach. The course is intended for those interested in how natural capital approaches can inform decisions taken by governments, multi-lateral development institutions, the private and finance sectors, and non-governmental organizations. It can be a resource for individuals interested in simply learning about these concepts or for those interested in using the NatCap’s approaches and tools in research or to influence decisions.
France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015." COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.
The course, Introduction to Environmental Accounting, at Australian National University's Fenner School of Environment & Society, has been designed to assist with the implementation of WAVES as well as the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA). No specific prior knowledge necessary, but it is expected that participants have worked professionally within or with government in disciplines related to environmental accounting, including environmental science, ecological economics, natural resource management, national accounting or statistics.
The World Forum offers a unique opportunity to hear the latest developments, learn from real-life case studies and connect with leading players to help shape the emerging dialogue.